2008 buick allure - backup camera installation

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Jan 13, 2011
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2008 buick allure - backup camera installation

Hi Everyone,
Thanks in advance
i am trying to install a backup camera on a 2008 buick allure, and see 3 cables that are feeding to the backup light. 2 black and 1 green
the backup camera has 2 cables red[power] and black [ground].....don't know which wire to connect to what in the backup light
i connected the red[from camera] to green [in car] and didn't connect the black....but the camera doesn't switch to backup when reversing
i see the image in the screen
Anyone who has tried doing the same...please do let me know if it needs to be connected to something else
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Deal Guru
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Oct 6, 2010
14758 posts
Connect your ground, it would need to be connected in order to test. Refer to your A) camera installation and B) cars wiring diag. I'm pretty sure that the reverse lights only have 2 wires, black and whatever colour. Connect to the whatever colour with your red and connect the grounds.
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Jun 26, 2009
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Kudos to older gentleman for tackling this task. My Grandpa drives Allure as well, but he would never ever try to install the backup camera himself.